I have a garden that is coming in, and needed a basket for my veggies! I recently bought my parents a nice Garden Hod on Amazon for around $60 or so. I decided to make my own since I have a lot of plywood laying around. It is designed for 6mm plywood (1/4").
Things you will need:
2 1/2 sheets of 12x20" plywood, 1/4" thick (6mm). I used Baltic Birch, which was almost exactly 6mm. You can probably modify the file if your wood is different.
You will also need some hardware mesh, I used the vinyl coated kind.
I recommend a staple gun (the electric kind), with staples, and a few brad nails (optional).
I used CA glue, a special kind (Mercury Flex glue). It holds super well, and you have to be really quick and careful! You could also probably other glue, like wood glue, but you’ll need to clamp it longer. The CA is really strong and will tear a layer of the plywood off. I don’t think the nails are really needed.
If you want to “dress it up” a bit, you could cut some nicer wood for the sides, and maybe another side board over the wire mesh. You could also do some nice engraving on the sides. I am less about form than function, so I didn’t bother.
Make all the cuts as in the file, all cuts are out of 1/4" (6mm) plywood. You’ll also need an additional side, there is only one in the file, just make a copy and cut another one.
After that, you need to glue the side panels together, and the top panels together. You’ll end up with 2 side panels double thick (12mm) and one top panel (also 12mm).
Next it gets tricky. You have to hold things in place carefully and glue them. After that, you can put a few small brad nails in if you want, for extra stability.
Cut the hardware mesh and put a few staples to hold things together. You can see from the picture how I did mine. I am going to put a few more staples in most likely.
Just reply here if you have any questions, or if you decide to make (or modify) it. Hope you enjoy!